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a question of time

An inevitability or eventuality; something that is or seems sure to happen at some point in the future. With your reckless spending behavior, it's just a question of time before you go broke.
See also: of, question, time
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As his doing the one or the other was a mere question of time, he and Mrs.
The more we narrow the question of time, the more we also narrow the field of inquiry.
Duncan having been dispatched to the station with this message, Duncan's master proceeded to calculate the question of time.
It will be a question of time, but it will end with a new contract.
And then, it will only be a question of time about the ways and time needed to make Macedonia a modern, civilized, organized, democratic European country, Toni Naunovski comments for Dnevnik.
It is just a question of time and a question of ambitions and objectives.
And when oil rigs started building at Ardersier near Inverness it was only a question of time before the Scottish Office, as it then was, announced major improvements.
After doing the pregnancy test on mum Charity's wedding day last week, it was only a question of time before the whole village would know Debbie is with child, thanks to gobby Alicia.
It was just a question of time when an opinion poll would show this weakening that has now been admitted by Gruevski himself.
Much of the technology already exists and he says it is only a question of time before radar-controlled cruise control and lane-changingwarning devices are combined in a car that does not need a driver.
He has been guilty of dallying on the ball a number of times this season and it was only a question of time before it cost us.
We haven't seen massive amounts of debrominated products out there yet, but it may be a question of time.
Paul Pierson and Ira Katznelson examine the question of time and structure in historical explanation.
He said: "I suppose I knew it was a question of time before something like this happened.
But it's a question of time before local fanciers of Indian fare discover it and those very few tables inside and outside become occupied more regularly.